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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tom Harkin(D) is a 'phony soldier'

Yes, that's Tom Harkin(D), right between a Communist appeaser and a Communist. Tom Harkin(D) is a "Phoney Soldier" who lied about his service in Vietnam, yet calls President Bush... a liar.
So what comes out of "Phoney Soldier" - Tom Harkin(D)'s lying pie hole today?
Harkin: McCain too 'military'
Republican presidential candidate John McCain's family background as the son and grandson of admirals has given him a worldview shaped by the military, "and he has a hard time thinking beyond that," Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., said Friday.

"I think he's trapped in that," Harkin said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "Everything is looked at from his life experiences, from always having been in the military, and I think that can be pretty dangerous."

Harkin said that "it's one thing to have been drafted and served, but another thing when you come from generations of military people and that's just how you're steeped, how you've learned, how you've grown up."
Remember when Military service was considered an requirement for higher office? Remember when Communist supporting "Phoney Soldier" jack-offs like Tom Harkin(D) were shunned?

Update... Mark Steyn
Veterans' administration
I confess I find it hard to keep up to speed with the Democrat view of military service.

As I understand it, when veterans like Bush Sr and Bob Dole are running against Bill Clinton, then military service is of no value and Vietnam draft-dodging is irrelevant if not, in fact, the principal qualification for being Commander-in-Chief.

On the other hand, when Bush Jr is running against John Kerry, then nothing less than a combat veteran who says he's "reporting for duty" will do in the White House and a fellow who flew fighter jets over Texas in the Air National Guard is a contemptible draft-dodging chickenhawk.
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So what's the party's current position? From tomorrow's New York Times...
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Gotcha. By getting himself captured and banged up in the Hanoi Hilton, McCain artfully avoided the "jarring experiences" Kerry had to confront. He may not have dodged the draft but he dodged the anti-war movement, the hawk chicken. Anything else?
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Oh, okay. So it's great if you were in combat for a couple of months like Senator Kerry but if you make a whole big career deal of this military thing, that's just way over the top...
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Right. So unless you're a draftee - and they seem to be a bit thin on the ground in Iraq - don't even think about running for the Democratic nomination. At least until the rules are revised for the next election season.

CrossPosted at DANEgerus

Friday, May 16, 2008

Seriously pissed off

So, the consensus is that the Republicans are going to get bushwhacked this November. I can't really disagree with that, since the Republican party has done nothing but piss off it's base and it's foundation for the past decade.

But I don't think the Republicans truly know what they're going to get. In fact, I'd bet money that they weren't expecting this reaction. Here's a hint, RINOs. When your platform looks more like the Democrat American Communist Party's platform, when you spend more of our tax dollars than ever before, when you act like Liberals instead of Conservatives for days, weeks, months, YEARS on end.....

Then the people who voted for you in the past ain't gonna do it no more.

Yeah. I'm stocking up on ammo when I get back to the states.

Found via Michelle Malkin.

As I referred to earlier

it's a guilty conscience.

"This is bulls**t. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement," he said.

I dunno, Congressman. Maybe it's the fact that the Democrat American Communist Party has done everything in it's power to weaken this country, stifle the war on terror, and surrender to the terrorists that's bugging you. Maybe. But since you're nothing but a rat-bastard communist, you don't have enough shame to actually be embarrassed by your actions. Whatever. I wish gutless idiots like you would just shut the fuck up and let the real men go about their business.

Let's be blunt, shall we? What President Bush said in Israel has struck a nerve with damn near everyone in the Democrat American Communist Party, because all the top leadership of said party has done nothing but work against America's interests in the War against terrorism. And they hate to be reminded of that. They would much rather people don't mention how much they want to surrender.

I heard old Obama today on the radio, frothing at the mouth about what President Bush said. I guess stating the plain truth is now a "political attack". Whatever. By the time this election happens, I'll be back in the states stocking up on ammo. I have a bad feeling that this country is headed for hard times, because there's no way it can tolerate people who are so divorced from reality running it. The Democrats American Communist Party have been living in LaLa Land for so damn long that they cannot deal with the facts of life. For the love of God, the Donks have sunk so far that in their quest to defend Obama, they say that.... I can't bring myself to re-type such blatant stupidity, so you'll just have to go read it on your own. But when you actually see "What Hitler was demanding was not unreasonable", well then, just remember that this is what the Left half of the country is thinking. And doing.

If the modern-day Democrat American Communist Party had been running the country during WWII, we would all be speaking either German or Japanese. Period.

Fuck 'em. The only reason the Donks have a chance is because the Republican Stupid Party isn't much better.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Democrat Party Members

Truly are traitors.

Here is a running list of the infomation discovered by Colombian investigators on the FARC terror leader's computers:

-- FARC connections with Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa
-- Records of $300 million offerings from Hugo Chavez
-- Thank you notes from Hugo Chavez dating back to 1992
-- Uranium purchasing records
-- Admit to killing the sister of former President Cesar Gaviria
-- Admit to planting a 2003 car bomb killing 36 at a Bogota upper crust club
-- Directions on how to make a Dirty Bomb
-- Information that led to the discovery of 60 pounds of uranium
-- Letter to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi asking for cash to buy surface-to-air missiles
-- Meetings with "gringos" about Barack Obama
-- Information on Russian illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout who was later captured
-- FARC funding Correa's campaign
-- Cuban links to FARC
-- Links to US Democrats
-- $480,000 of FARC cash in Costa Rican safe house
-- $100,000 to President Correa's campaign for election
-- Chavez attempts to buy arms for FARC through the Belarus regime
-- FARC branches in 17 countries including Germany and Switzerland
-- FARC terrorists expanded operations to 17 countries
-- FARC terrorists expanded operations to Germany and Switzerland

The news today confirmed all of the above information.

The fact that any US citizens were in cahoots with FARC should mean that those citizens would be tarred and feathered. The fact that Democrat American Communist Party members were in cahoots with FARC should mean that those traitors get expelled from the country. But since they are Democrat American Communist Party members, that means that they get a free pass from their political masters and from the MSM, otherwise known as the Democrat American Communist Party whores and propaganda organ.

I'm wondering when the shooting is going to start in this country. There can only be so much that true Americans can take.

Just a side note

I currently have The Very Best of Ray Charles turned up to "pissing of the neighbors" volume. And yes, I'm grooving to it.

You know what the sad part is? I mentioned this CD to a kid at Ft. Jackson, and he asked "Ray who?" I almost choked him to death.

Kee-riste, the kids these days don't even know where their music COMES FROM! I had the same problem in Ft. Lee, when one of the "kids" there was from Harlem. So I turned to her and said "Ah, so you know where Duke Ellington played?"

She said "Duke who?"

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU GROW UP IN HARLEM AND NOT KNOW WHO THE HELL DUKE ELLINGTON IS?????? Luckily, there was a Sergeant First Class standing there with me who turned to me, shook his head and said "They don't know, Dave. They just don't know." So I didn't feel so old. But still, DAMN! We're talking HARLEM! If there's one musician who's tied to Harlem, it's Duke Ellington! But this kid was as ignorant as a baby.

And if you like jazz, you have GOT to find recordings of Duke Ellington in Harlem. He played with just about anyone who was anyone there. Unless we remember where we came from, we won't know where the hell we're going. Every rock musician these days has his roots in the like of Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Benny Goodman, and all those people who pushed the boundaries decades ago. And the kids today walk around thinking everything was just the way it is. And if you don't have a Ray Charles CD, check out THIS one. It's damn good.

I worry about my future sometimes.

Judicial Activism

At it's worst. The California Supreme Court has just overturned a ban on gay marriage. I'm not going to get into it too deep, because I'm still at the "throwing things around" stage. But I hope this might be Step One into getting the worthless gummint out of the marriage business altogether.

For anyone who wants to stop by and scream "GAY MARRIAGE IS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER MARRIAGE!", I have only this to say:

I want to see any gay couple beget a child. On their own. Without ANY HELP FROM ANYONE ELSE.

Can't do it? Then don't claim that you're just like everyone else.

I'm not saying that you cannot love like anyone else. I'm not saying that you cannot feel the same things anyone else can. But marriage, as an institution, is honored for the simple reason that a stable household can produce the future of the nation. Hell, a gay household cannot produce the unbalanced future of the nation!

There ARE differences, whether people want to acknowledge them or not. Mrs. du Toit has gone over this plenty of times, from all sorts of angles. The bottom line is this: If homosexuals wanted all the legal rights that married people have, they could have them. In California, they already do. What they want, however, is the moral equivalence that a legal marriage brings. The problem with that is legal does not equal moral. Now, if you're the kind of person who's moral code says gay marriage is fine, then you have no problem. The problem arises when people who's moral code says that gay marriage is wrong are told "FUCK YOU! I'M MORAL AND LEGAL! YOU MUST ACCEPT ME!"

That's the wrong answer, folks. You don't want the moral folks intruding onto your bedroom, you can't tell them that they have to accept anything you do. Live and let live, and all that.

Got an email

That refers to my post about the oil companies and what their responsibilities are. The emailer states that "more than 40 percent of oil and natural gas company shares are owned by mutual funds, 401(k) plans and pension funds".

Well, take a gander at this page, especially the handy-dandy chart they've got.

Mutual Funds and other firms: 29.5%
Pension Funds: 27%
IRA's: 14%
Private Investors (i..e people who bought stock on their own): 23%

Lessee, if I did my math right, that's 93.5%, correct? The other 6.5% is owned by other institutional investers and corporate insiders. So, if the gummint decides that it's going to tax the hell out of the oil companies, just who do you think will get hurt the most?

Got any mutual funds of your own?

What's that old cliche.....

.....about a guilty conscience?

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused President Bush on Thursday of launching a "false political attack" with a comment about appeasing dictators.

Well Barak, if the shoe fits, wear it. What exactly did President Bush say?

In a speech to Israel's Knesset, Bush said: "Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.


"We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."


Since Obama has repeatedly stated that he would meet with the leaders of terrorist supporting countries, and has advisors who meet with terrorist supporting dictators, I'd say that old Barry should actually take President Bush's speech to heart. Of course, we all know that he won't. He's a Democrat American Communist Party member, after all. Surrender and appeasment are all they know.

UPDATE: In the I Wish I'd Written That category:

The Israelis aren’t stupid. You don’t live to be 60 and face what they’ve had to face from the minute of their birth without a keen sense of who their friends are. And when the Israelis see their mortal enemy Hamas embracing Obama’s candidacy, they might be wondering who this fellow is and just what does he have in store for Israel if he gets elected.

Gee, ya think? More to the point, if the Israelis see that they're about to be sold down the river by America, they're going to do whatever they have to do in order to make sure they survive. And if that means nuking Iran, they'll do it. The one and only thing holding back much of the Middle East from attacking Israel is the knowledge that if they attack, the USA will be there to beat them back. What happens if that threat, real or perceived, is gone?

World War Three.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

As Kevin Baker would say,

Do it again, only HARDER!

Now keep in mind, I’m only looking at weapons charges. The rap sheets of these scumbags total twenty six pages, and contains all manner of things that should have kept them off the streets for good. I think it’s time we had a serious discussion here in Pennsylvania about how absolutely and utterly broken the City of Philadelphia’s criminal justice system is, and talk frankly about things we can do to fix it. Gun control obviously is not a solution, since the system is currently not using the laws already in the books in prosecutions. The Philadelphia media must not continue to give the politicians a free pass on deflecting blame onto others, and shame on them that it takes bloggers to bring the criminals records of these scumbags into the public light. The citizens of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania deserve better, and they aren’t getting it from either their political leaders, or from the media.


I don't expect the city of Philadelphia to do a damn thing except more useless, empty gestures. Because that's all they did in the first place. There really are two Americas, and one of them is batshit crazy.

Outstanding

THIS is what supporting troops looks like.

Oldie but a Goodie

Via BabyTrollBlog:

"We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, deluded, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim that they require a Bill of No Rights."

ARTICLE I
You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II
You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, change the channel, or express a different opinion, but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III:
You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV:
You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V:
You do not have the right to free health care That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI:
You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII:
You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII:
You don't have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you'd like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat.

ARTICLE IX:
You don't have the right to a job. Sure, all of us want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE X:
You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness — which, by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

If you agree, we strongly urge you to forward this to as many people as you can. No, you don't have to, and nothing tragic will befall you should you not forward it. We just think it is about time common sense is allowed to flourish -- call it the age of reason revisited.

Politics as usual

When it comes to helping military service members, Congress shows that it can't be trusted. Be sure to hit up all the links Greyhawk provides.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Here's my plan

Because the corrupt junta running Burma (or Myanmar, if you want to listen to said junta) cannot help it's citizens, and is refusing aid from other parts of the world.


RANGOON, Burma — Rainwater was the only source of clean drinking water for some of Burma's cyclone victims Tuesday as the U.N. said only a tiny portion of international aid was reaching the region.


The country's military regime, which has renamed the country Myanmar, has been accused of hoarding high-quality foreign aid for itself while people make do with rotten food.


Here's what you do - you package food and water into bundles labeled "This aid is from (fill in the country that's sending it). You then air-drop those bundles all over Burma. And I mean ALL OVER. Scatter 100,000 packages of food and water over the countryside, there's no way the government can collect it all before it gets into the hands of the poor bastards who need it.

Drop in a few guns as well, so the next time some government thug tries to take food and water away from someone, that thug gets shot. I wonder if we have something like the "Liberator" pistols of WWII...... Maybe we could design and make one?

UPDATE: Seems like other people have had the same idea. But plenty of folks out there give good reasons not to do it.

From the comments at The Bitch Girls:

Burma has a small air force, with modern-enough jet fighters. And while their pilots can’t possibly be any good by the standards of a real air force, and most of their jets are outdated, I’m sure they could shoot down some unarmed transports with great ease.

So, either transports get shot down or it’s a real shootin’ war in the skies - we can’t just send in transports alone, if they’re serious, and I see no reason to think that SLORC isn’t.

And from The Belmont Club:

And the third assumption is that invasion doesn't mean killing people. That all "we" have to do is show up and the Burmese generals, who care nothing for human life, will suddenly give way before the 'moral authority' of the invaders, just because it's a good cause. Never mind that the history of war shows that invasion almost always implies an exceedingly violent series of acts. Nope. When "we" show up the Burmese are just going to roll over, get up and fetch.

Now in all probability if the "good old U.S. military" actually does invade Burma it will incinerate every vestige of armed opposition in its path. Burmese Army units will stand about as much chance as ants before a kid's homemade flamethrower. And then all of a sudden the assumptions will collapse in reverse order. People are going to say, 'we didn't realize invasions meant killing people'; 'we didn't realize we wouldn't have allies'; and finally 'we did not think it would be so expensive'. And then we will hear that classic line: "I was for it before I was against it."


It's the same reason we don't go into Darfur and stop the genocide happening there: Because if US troops were to actually SHOOT SOMEBODY while stopping a sadistic, power-hungry governmental thug bent on rape and murder, the idiot Leftists would be howling and shrieking about "Imperialism", "war-mongering", and every other epithet hurled at the military during the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's a no-win situation.

AP: Military Hits Recruiting Goals Despite ‘Slow Economy,’ and ‘Unpopular War’

Warner Todd Huston at Stop The ACLU:
Don’t you just love the MSM? They can’t even report good news without interjecting their doom and gloom, agenda driven verbiage into any report.
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After giving us the details that the Marines surpassed their recruiting goals the AP had to remind us that U.S. forces were “stretched thin by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan” and that those joining the service are doing so because — and here is that old canard again — “other job possibilities” are limited for them.
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...how many times do we have to prove the they-can’t-get-a-job claim made against our recruits is not true?
The old "Stupid Troops" BigLie piled up upon the "Failure to make recruiting goals" Big Lie...

CrossPosted at DANEgerus

Monday, May 12, 2008

On taxing "Big Oil"

Sure, sure, sure, let's all give the damn gummint some extra money by raising taxes on oil corporations. Sounds all great and nifty, right? Hillary Clinton says it has to be done!

Just who the hell do these people thing end up paying those taxes, anyways?

Oil companies, just like any other companies, have an obligation to one group, and one group only: Their shareholders. And that obligation is to make a profit. Period. Everything that a business does, from research to employing people to producing a product is simply actions directed at meeting that one obligation.

So, the gummint comes up and says "Even though we make more money off a gallon of gas than you do, you're STILL making too much money, so we're gonna tax you more!" And the gummint promptly slaps Oil Company X with a billion dollar tax bill. Well, the company has to pay it, because otherwise they'll be out of business and unable to fulfill their obligation, right? But now the company is in a hole. They're out a billion dollars. They can't grow money on a tree. They can't get the magic money fairies to give them more. So how can they raise a billion dollars?

By selling their product at a higher price, that's how. Which means that a gallon of gas, currently at $3.50, will now sell for $4.00.

If the Federal Government really wanted to drop the price of gas, it would eliminate the many taxes that have been added on to it. Federal. State. Local. When I lived in Seattle, and gas was around $1.50 a gallon, the state of Washington got $0.38 out of every dollar of gasoline sold.

That's a 38% tax rate, folks. The oil companies might make anywhere from 8% to 20% profit, depending on conditions and supply, but the Federal Government was taking 38% of every dollar!

But according to people like Hillary Clinton, that's too much. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Ignorant bint.

Holy Moly

I have to admit, that with being in school at Ft. Jackson, not having much internet access (had to share four computers with over 100 students) and basically being busy as hell, I haven't had much time to check the news as of late. So when I sit down yesterday, plug in to the net and catch up on what I've missed, I'm a bit overwhelmed. But one thing sure sticks out -

Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama are so completely unfit to be President that it scares me. It scares me that they are the potential nominee for one half of the political side of this country.

What kind of special moron thinks there's 57 states in the Union? Hell, we can go over his "I'd meet with Iran! No, wait, no I wouldn't, and I never said that!" moment as well. The man is a hack, and idiot, and a liar. He espouses a political philosophy that has killed more people in the 20th century than any war the US has been involved in. And he's in the running to become our next president.

Hillary Clinton wants to punish "Big Oil" for making money. Obviously she's never taken a single economics class, nor has she looked at where the money from a gallon of gas goes. Not to mention that the ONLY reason she's even in politics is because she rode the coattails of her husband for years. And she's crazy as a shithouse rat.

The political platforms of both these people can only be described as "UnAmerican". Anti-gun? Yep. Anti-capitalism? Yep. Anti-free trade? Yep. More State control over everything? Yep.

And one of these people is going to be the nominee for half the country. As much as I hate John McCain, compared to Clinton and Obama he comes out looking like a saint. I swear, this country has a gun in it's hand, but the gun isn't pointed at anyone else. It's pressed firmly against our own head, and our finger is on the trigger. At this point, the only good thing I can say about the election is that when it rolls around, I should be back in the States where I might be able to actually DO something about the impending doom.

Blah. I have to head to work. I'll see you all later today.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers

Now, call your mother!

Success

I made it. I graduated Friday, traveled yesterday and I'm finally back in my own house for the first time in six weeks.

And it looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. Amazing what happens when you're gone, eh?